Music can help people process hard things like grief, overwhelm or loneliness. The Darling playlist series was created to help you during this time of quarantine. We hope to use music to bring you a little hope today.
If you live with other people, whether it be a spouse, parents, roommates or your kids, the last few months of quarantine have surely had their trying moments. It can be difficult to be confined to one place with other people for an unspecified amount of time. No matter how much we love “our people,” they are human beings with nuances, quirks and pet peeves that can feel cumbersome after too much time together.
A certain amount of alone is healthy and necessary. I have always fallen somewhere in the middle on the scale of being an introvert or extrovert. I can thrive in social settings, but if I am with groups of people for too long, I watch myself, slowly but surely, start to feel drained. In the words of Tori Kelly (who is featured on today’s playlist), “I just need a moment to myself.”
Sometimes, we all need a moment—to recharge, to rest, to reflect, to sit with our thoughts and to simply just be. Today’s playlist is dedicated to the joy of solitude. Alone does not mean lonely. Being alone can be an opportunity to get to know yourself better, to do a self check-in and to grow in self-awareness. If you are not a fan of time alone, hopefully, this playlist might just change your mind.
“All my life, I’ve been looking for somebody else to make full, but I had to learn the hard way, true love begins with me.” — India Arie
You can also find this playlist on Darling’s Spotify here.
Feeling Good — Nina Simone
Minute To Myself — Tori Kelly
Private Party — India.Arie
Perfectly Lonely — Chelsea Stewart
Perfectly Lonely — John Mayer
Listen Up — Oasis
Knee Deep —Zach Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett
Dreams of Solitude — Jonas Bergwall
Thursday — Jess Glynne
Down — Chloe x Halle
New Soul — Yael Nail
Happier Alone — Austin Meade
Keep On — Sasha Sloan
club — Kelsea Ballerini
Solo — Rachel Crow
Dear No One —Tori Kelly
People Are Strangers — Zella Day
Dancing on My Own — Calum Scott
Too Good at Goodbyes — Sam Smith
Free Spirit — Khalid
Get It Together — India.Arie
Save A Little For Yourself — Mandy Moore
What are songs perfect for celebrating solitude? Let us know in the comments below!
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